Dr In The House: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Doug Johnstone…

The latest podcast sees Ali taking a break from all things festive in Edinburgh to talk to Doug Johnstone about his latest novel The Jump. In doing so they discover it’s not an easy book to talk about without giving away spoilers, but just about manage to avoid it. Their conversation touches on ‘domestic noir’, … Continue reading Dr In The House: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Doug Johnstone…

Echo Beach: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast’s Annual Trip To Talk To Doug Johnstone By The Sea…

Hello folks! In this month’s exciting episode… Ali and Ian take the Scots Whay Hae! podcast to The Espy in Portobello, making the now annual trip to the seaside to meet and talk to novelist Doug Johnstone. Last time there was fog and fighting dugs. This time was a tamer affair, although the chat was … Continue reading Echo Beach: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast’s Annual Trip To Talk To Doug Johnstone By The Sea…

Pyroclastic Fantastic: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s Fault Lines…

Let’s lay our cards on the table before we begin – Doug Johnstone is not only one of SWH!’s favourite writers, but among our favourite people, holding the joint record for podcast appearances with the equally loved and admired Louise Welsh. As such, a new novel from the man is a cause for celebration round … Continue reading Pyroclastic Fantastic: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s Fault Lines…

Brace Yourself: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s Crash Land…

There are few things I look forward to more than a new Doug Johnstone novel. Over the last decade, beginning with 2006’s Tombstoning, he has produced a body of work which manages to be familiar yet absolutely individual, and has written thrillers which defy formula. Since 2011’s Smokeheads in particular it has felt as if this … Continue reading Brace Yourself: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s Crash Land…

The Importance Of Being Honest: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s The Jump…

Seven novels in and it seems like Doug Johnstone’s writing is developing two distinct strands. There’s the fast paced, pulp fiction of Smokeheads, Hit & Run and The Dead Beat which are steeped in sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll with lashings of booze and self-loathing, and which have earned him a reputation as one … Continue reading The Importance Of Being Honest: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s The Jump…

Take It To The Bridge: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s The Dead Beat…

Almost as sure an indicator of Spring’s arrival as the first cuckoo is the publication of the latest Doug Johnstone novel, and it is just as welcome. It was always going to be difficult to follow up last year’s Gone Again which, while still being distinctly Doug, was a more involving and emotional novel than … Continue reading Take It To The Bridge: A Review Of Doug Johnstone’s The Dead Beat…

Watching with the Detective: It’s the Return of the Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

After a brief break to gather our thoughts and set up new guests, the Scots Whay Hae! podcast returns. Number 18 sees Ali talking to TV’s Colin McCredie about the best from Scottish Telly past. It’s a big subject to cover, but we manage to touch on programmes from the 1960s to the present day. … Continue reading Watching with the Detective: It’s the Return of the Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

Dr Johnstone I Presume: It’s the 15th Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

After our Margins special, it’s time for Scots Whay Hae!Podcast number 15 proper, and it sees Ali and Ian on the road to the sands of Portobello to meet novelist, journalist and musician Doug Johnstone and chat to him over a couple of pints, something which we’ll be doing more of in the near future. … Continue reading Dr Johnstone I Presume: It’s the 15th Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

Music Was Our First Love: It’s the 14th Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…

Hold on a minute while I don my hard hat… Today the 14th Scots Whay Hae! podcast is out and about and it is an attempt to come up with the Top Five Scottish Albums…Ever! We hope you like at least some of the final choices although I’m sure everyone will find something to disagree … Continue reading Music Was Our First Love: It’s the 14th Scots Whay Hae! Podcast…